Event Title

Evaluating student learning outcomes for research-based courses

Start Date

28-10-2020 11:29 AM

End Date

October 2020

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Currently, I am working alongside Dr. Athur Sikora and am studying how to improve the quality of learning for students in rigorous undergraduate science courses. My specific project was looking at "how did students retain the learning outcomes of their Biochemistry course while conducting this course and lab online?" Dr. Sikora and I looked at how knowledgeable students felt, the confidence they acquired, and the experience they claimed to have via a survey that was filled out at the beginning and end of the semester.

Overall, my experience in conducting research can be simplified as being a voyage of personal discovery. Not only have I been able to put my book-smarts to work while in lab, but I have also been able to better appreciate the interdisciplinary aspects of putting together a successful and well-versed project. When I am conducting research, it feels like I am looking in a large cave full of hidden diamonds and gems, and as I make my discoveries, I feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that has definitely kept me excited even when times in the lab become stressful.

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Evaluating student learning outcomes for research-based courses

Currently, I am working alongside Dr. Athur Sikora and am studying how to improve the quality of learning for students in rigorous undergraduate science courses. My specific project was looking at "how did students retain the learning outcomes of their Biochemistry course while conducting this course and lab online?" Dr. Sikora and I looked at how knowledgeable students felt, the confidence they acquired, and the experience they claimed to have via a survey that was filled out at the beginning and end of the semester.

Overall, my experience in conducting research can be simplified as being a voyage of personal discovery. Not only have I been able to put my book-smarts to work while in lab, but I have also been able to better appreciate the interdisciplinary aspects of putting together a successful and well-versed project. When I am conducting research, it feels like I am looking in a large cave full of hidden diamonds and gems, and as I make my discoveries, I feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction that has definitely kept me excited even when times in the lab become stressful.